Integrated circuit technology
Describe the components of a pc ?
2. Mother board
5. Expansion cards
6. Power supply
7. Optical disc drive
8. Hard disc drive
* You will be able to perform specific Internet searches for information.
* You will be able to illustrate the growth of the number of transistors available in integrated circuits used in computers.
* You will be able to determine the processor model and year when two billion transistors were placed on a single processor chip.
1. Search the Internet using keywords such as “Intel processor transistor count.”
2. Create a table that presents the processor model, year, and transistor count for Intel processors from 1971 to the present.
3. Identify the processor model and year when two billion transistors were placed on a single processor chip.
4. Cite the sources where you located the information you placed into the table.
5. Comment on the growth of the number of transistors used in integrated circuits over the years.
* Is the growth reasonable?
* Does the growth look surprising fast or surprisingly slow?
* Can you predict when 100 billion, or even one trillion, transistors may fit on a single chip?
In addition to having read Chapter 1 to become familiar with the role of transistors and integrated circuit technology in the evolution of the personal computer, you will need a computer with Internet access to perform searches.
You must submit the results of your research using the following specifications:
File Format: Microsoft Word (.doc /.docx)
Length: 1-2 pages
Font: Arial 10-point
Line Spacing: Double